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Touring the garden and shelling peas (photo credit: Ann Hines)
The Howell Valley second graders enjoyed a tour of local urban farm, Mini Mosaic Acre. "My students were able to experience first-hand many things that we had read about over the last two weeks at summer school. It made a big impact on them when things they had read about came to life, such as...
This report reflects the most recently available information before press time, and is accurate as of 3:45 p.m. June 19.  Positive Results (virus detected):  30 Off of Isolation:  15 On Isolation:  15 Deaths:  0
Re-elected Alderwoman Susan Rackley is sworn in by City Clerk Alicia Worley (photo credit: Amanda Mendez)
At the City Council meeting in Willow Springs on June 18, all aldermen were present except newly re-elected Alderman Troy Yonker. Also newly re-elected, Alderwoman Susan Rackley was sworn in by City Clerk Alicia Worley. Yonker will be sworn in at a later date when he is available.  On the...
Kathie Lewis, Martha Spencer, and winner Jan Baker-Berry during the pageant. (submitted)
Every year, Willow Health Care participates in the Missouri Health Care Association (MHCA) beauty pageant. To decide who goes on the district pageant, Willow Care hosts a pageant of their own. In keeping with social distancing, this year’s pageant took place via Messenger. Residents Jan Baker-...
The Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program, a nutrition program that provides benefit vouchers for fruits and vegetables to low-income senior households, is coming to the Willow Springs Senior Center.  To qualify, applicants must provide proof of identification, proof of residency, and proof...
On June 18 at 4:01 p.m., the West Plains Police Department received a call from the Missouri Army National Guard Armory in reference to a subject inside with a gunshot wound. According to a press release from the West Plain Police Department, officers arrived on scene and were assisted by...
Brent Campbell (photo credit Ron Mendez)
With Howell County Sheriff Mike Shannon retiring this year, the race is on for who will take his place as the chief law enforcement authority in the county after the election this August. There are two Republican candidates in the race: Bryan Hogan and Brent Campbell. Campbell stopped by the news...
A boil water advisory has been issued for the strip mall inside of Southern Hills Shopping Center which includes FFO, Big Lots, Gordmans, At Home Market, Monty’s, Circle C&K, Quality Floors and the previous Rue 21. A water main had to be shut off for maintenance and it is only an advisory for...
Devon Riley and Ethan McNew, both 18 and from Willow Springs, sustained only minor injuries after a one-car crash on County Road 5430 three miles south of Willow Springs at 8:00 p.m. on June 9.  The Dodge Ram driven by Riley left the roadway and overturned. The Missouri State Highway Patrol...
Wesley Hanger, 20, of West Plains sustained serious injuries after his motorcycle crashed on Highway 160 seven miles east of Caulfield. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the crash occurred when Hanger traveled off the road and struck a pole at 5:20 p.m. on June 7. There were no...

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